Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board News

Learn more about the Clean Beaches Initiative

The CBI Grant Program has provided funding for projects that restored and protected the water quality and the environment of coastal waters, estuaries, bays, and near shore waters. The CBI Grant Program was initiated in response to the poor water quality and significant exceedances of bacterial indicators revealed by Assembly Bill (AB) 411 (Stats. 1997, Ch. 765) monitoring at California's beaches. Scientific studies have shown high bacteria levels are associated with pathogens that can cause gastroenteritis, infections, and respiratory illness. The CBI Program has provided approximately $100 million for implementation and research projects.

State Water Board to Fund Pacific Grove Water Quality Project

A project to improve water quality at Lovers Point beach at Pacific Grove in Monterey County has received funding approval from the State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Financial Assistance.